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Off-Duty Sheriff's Lieutenant Pulls Over School Bus Full of Students. His Reason Probably Won't Earn Him Any Commendations.


“The apparent purpose of the stop was to issue..."

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Off-duty sheriff's lieutenant Brian Keller had to act quickly.

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So he hopped in his unmarked black Dodge Charger, flashed the emergency lights, and conducted a traffic stop — on his son's school bus.

Why? He forgot to give his son lunch, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Keller, of the Lake County Sheriff's Office outside Chicago, wasn't even in his jurisdiction, the Tribune added.

“The apparent purpose of the stop was to issue his son his lunch for the day,” according to the Nov. 13 police report filed by the bus driver, which identified Keller as a deputy sheriff in Lake County, the Tribune said.

In the end Keller was disciplined for violating his department’s regulations, Undersheriff Ray Rose said, according to the paper.

More from the Tribune:

The sheriff’s office received an anonymous complaint about the incident the next day, Rose said in a written statement. He declined to release details about disciplinary action taken against Keller, citing confidentiality concerning personnel matters.

The complaint “is supported by a police report completed by Johnsburg Police Department alleging an incident that Lieutenant Brian Keller stopped a loaded school bus while he was off-duty, and was not conducting official duties as a Lake County Sheriff’s Deputy,” the Lake County statement reads, according to the Tribune.

The paper added that Keller could not be reached for comment but that the bus was headed to Marian Central Catholic High School in Woodstock, Illinois.

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